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More snowfall in Kashmir blocks NHW, air traffic disrupted
Highway shut for second day
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: Fresh snowfall continued for second consecutive day today. While the blockade of roads, power and water woes resulting due to snowfall, has pushed the valleyities to inconvenience, the officials said that efforts were being made to restore the road connectivity. The traffic movement on Srinagar Jammu national highway was suspended for the second consecutive day due to heavy snowfall at several places along the 300 km long str...
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Valley, Doda region remain cut off on 2nd day
Flights from Jammu cancelled, efforts on restore highways
JAMMU/DODA, Jan 17: Kashmir valley and erstwhile Doda district remained cut off from rest of the country as intermittent snowfall continued for the second day today. Men and machinery are working round-the-clock to try and clear the snow and rubble at many places along the Jammu-Srinagar and Batote-Kishtwar highways. Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Jammu Bus Stand facing great hardship due to closure of the highway for second consecutiv...
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Call for shutdown at Gawkadal on Jan 21
Mehbooba’s statement over AFSPA revocation lamentable: Separatists
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: The joint separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said Mehbooba Mufti's statement that AFSPA will continue till the security forces bring the situation under control. In a statement they said Mehbooba in the past used to stage protests and sit ins with banners opposing AFSPA and demanding its immediate revocation. They said it is a fact that "peace" that is dependent on the barrel of ...
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CET-2012 paper leak scam: Court defers hearing
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: The hearing in Common Entrance Test (CET) 2012 paper leak scam case was deferred till tomorrow as the judge was not available for hearing the matter. Sources in the special court for anti corruption cases said that the case was listed for hearing on January 18. “Though the courts resumed work today but due to non availability of the judge, the case was listed for tomorrow,” sources informed. On January 5, the court had called...
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Pak must walk away from terrorism for talks: Modi
NEW DELHI, Jan 17: India alone cannot walk the path of peace with Pakistan and the neighbouring country must walk away from terrorism if it wants bilateral dialogue to resume, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, amid continued chill in Indo-Pak ties. Referring to ties with China, the Prime Minister said it was not unnatural for two large neighbouring powers to have some differences but both sides should show sensitivity and respect for ea...
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BSF jawan’s video
Delhi HC seeks report from Centre, BSF on food quality
NEW DELHI, Jan 17: The Delhi High Court sought a report from the Home Ministry and the Border Security Force (BSF) on the quality of food being served to the BSF troop. The Delhi HC apparently sent a notice to the Home Ministry and BSF after a petition was filed in the High Court. The notification has come days after BSF Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav uploaded videos of poor quality of food being served to the troops deployed at the Line of Contr...
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Centre committed to strengthen social, communal harmony: Naqvi
NEW DELHI, Jan 17: The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Minority Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that India’s cultural and social harmony is the “password of progress”. Development in the country cannot be ensured without ensuring cultural and social harmony. Naqvi stated it while inaugurating the Annual Conference of State Minorities Commissions at Vigyan Bhawan here today. The Minister said that the cen...
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Will overcome Chinese hurdle eventually: US
NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Agencies): A day after China came out strongly against the Obama administration regarding India's membership bid to the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group or NSG, outgoing US envoy Richard Verma today exuded confidence that the Donald Trump government would be able to overcome the Chinese hurdle. Verma said President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and a lot of other people had worked in pushing India's membership to t...
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Shutdown in Bijbehara against militant killings
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: A shutdown was observed in Bijbehara Township of south Kashmir and its adjoining areas today to mourn the killing of three local militants in an encounter with security forces yesterday. Shops and business establishments remained closed in the Bijbehara Township and its adjoining areas while transport was off from the roads. Police and CRPF were deployed in Bijbehara and its adjoining areas to maintain law and order and to ...
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MLA Langate asks govt not to settle WP Refugees in a disputed territory
Offers Kashmiri Pandits full support for their return
JAMMU, Jan 17 : While appealing Kashmiri Pandits to return back to their ancestral places AIP Supremo and MLA Langate in assembly, Rasheed reiterated that separate colonies for Kashmir Pandits will not be allowed and New Delhi should stop politicizing return of Kashmir Pandits. While debating over grants on relief and rehabilitation, Rasheed also asked New Delhi not to force Mehbooba Mufti to grant any sort of rights to West Pakistani Refugee...
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Will explore possibility of prioritizing power sector under 14th FC: Dr Drabu
JAMMU, Jan 17: Minister of Finance, Culture, Labour and Employment, Dr Haseeb Drabu today said the Government will explore possibilities to give priority to the power sector under the 14th Finance Commission award. The Minister was responding to the supplementaries raised by legislators Ravindar Raina and M Y Tarigami , who sought special focus on power sector under 14th FC. The main question was raised by MLA Mohammad Abbas Wani seeking detail...
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Traditional water resources affected due to construction of Railways, four lane tunnels: Sham
JAMMU, Jan 17: Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today said that some traditional water resources have been affected due to construction of Railways and four lane tunnels in district Reasi and Ramban. The minister informed the House that the Centre has enhanced the fund allocation for J&K for the current year as against the previous year under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP). He, said there has be...
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Post-snowfall power supply restored in 80pc areas of Kashmir: Nirmal
JAMMU, Jan 17: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh today said that power supply has been restored in 80 pc areas of Kashmir Valley post snowfall. "Directions were issued to the concerned department to take up restoration work on war-footing and supply has been restored in 80pc areas of the Kashmir Valley," Dy Chief Minister told the House. He was responding to the concerns raised in this regard by legislators including Mian Altaf Ahma...
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Jammu Printer conferred 'National Award for Excellence'
JAMMU, Jan 17: Arun Gupta of Arun Art Printers has yet again been conferred two national awards for maintaining proficiency and quality excellence in the field of printing consistently over a period of past three decades. Gupta received these awards at the 11th edition of the National Awards for Excellence in Printing (NAEP) held at New Delhi during a function organized by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in which HV Sheth (Pre...
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Opposition ruckus disrupts Question hour in LA
JAMMU, Jan 16: Vociferous opposition today created ruckus in the Lower House disrupting the Question Hour as it asked the government to clarify its stand on ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakhs announced by it for those killed or injured in Kashmir unrest following BJP’s opposition to the move in its political resolution passed on Sunday. Though at the very outset, the Question Hour was disrupted as few opposition MLAs from Congress and National Conf...
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> Road Safety Week celebrations concludes
> Inter–school competitions organised
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> Dy CM extends Lohri, Makar Sankranti greetings
Veeri takes stock of snow clearance arrangements in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Jan 14: Minister for Roads and Buildings, A R Veeri today convened a meeting to review the snow clearance and dewatering arrangements in view of snowfall and rain predictions in the State. The Minister directed the officers to keep their men and machinery ready and clear all roads and by-lanes within the shortest possible time so that people do not face any difficulty. The Minister asked the officials to fine-tune the roadmap for pos...
> Kargil Courier service airlifts 86 passengers
> Div Com reviews functioning of School Education Deptt
> Booking starts for Ajmer tour from Anantnag
> Haji Gulzar looking for CSR in Kargil
> Kargil students’ stages protest against molestation of Ladakhi Student
Kashmir's Dangal tragedy
The open public apology tendered by 16 year old Kashmiri actress Zaira Wasim, of Dangal fame, is a shocking reminder of the increasing intolerance in the society to differences, opinions and rights of individuals to act in ways that go against popular discourses. The teenager had to face abusive trolls after her meeting with chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and was criticized by some on the social media for both acting in the film and for meeting f...
> Warding off war threats
> Votes in name of religion
> Art of photoshopping and politics of appropriating legacies - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Oiling cashless transactions
> J&K budgetary proposals
Post-truths about Rohith Vemula
By Kalpana Kannabiran
Rohith Vemula left us on January 17, 2016. The Ambedkar Students' Association (ASA) activist at the University of Hyderabad was a young Dalit leader of strong political convictions - opposed to the Hindu right and committed to Ambedkarite anti-caste philosophy and democratic politics, importantly, associational freedoms. There is no doubt that Rohith has in death, as in life, brought anti-caste resistance to the centre of deliberative democratic...
> Stand out, be different..! - By Robert Clements
> Need to discuss performance instead of personal attacks - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Have a happy day..! - By Robert Clements
> Kashmir forsaken - By A.G. Noorani
> Before The Next Election Sir..! - By Robert Clements
Advantage Congress, AAP in Punjab polls
By Kalyani Shankar
After Uttar Pradesh, the Punjab Assembly polls next month are the most keenly watched elections. Opinion polls predict mixed results. An India Today-Axis survey brings cheers to the Congress Party predicting a comeback winning 56-62 seats. It predicts Aam Aadmi Party emerging as the second largest party with 36 to 41 in the 117-member Assembly. The ruling Akali Dal-BJP combine, which is bidding for power for the third consecutive time may be, re...
> Global agencies trim India's growth - By S. Sethuraman
> Shivraj launches happiness project - From L.S. Herdenia
> Shopping Blues - By Tajamul Hussain
> BSF jawan's video complaint has wider ramifications - By Devsagar Singh
> Modi's man-made calamity: How many will die? - By Walt Gelles
Travellers’ Cheques & Credit Cards
Dear Editor, Instead of concentrating more for cashless transaction for small and petty amounts, central government should devise system so that every transaction of rupees 10000 and above may be compulsorily cashless, abolishing all incentives presently provided for petty cashless payments. Annual and processing charges for new credit cards should be completely waived off by public-sector banks towards their social responsibility even though b...
> 2000-plus daily hits on public-griviance portal of PM
> AIR should revise time -schedule
> Encroachments in old Delhi roads
> Service tax levied on premium postal-services
> Corrupt practices in Armed forces
BJP knocks on EC's door, says Cong' symbol must be seized Rahul’'s 'hand of god' remark
DELHI, Jan 17 (Agencies): The BJP on Tuesday knocked on the Election Commission's door, seeking action against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's 'hand of god' remark. "This is a case of corrupt practices and a clear violation of MCC. Their symbol (Congress) must be seized," Union Minister MA Naqvi said, as per agencies. He added, "By their statement they're (Rahul/Congress) are trying to say that if you're voting for their symbol, you are...
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> Cong confirms alliance with SP, will contest UP assembly polls under Akhilesh
> Shivpal's name missing from Mulayam's must-have list of Samajwadi Party candidates to son Akhilesh?
> Badals have 'looted' Punjab, will be held accountable: Kejriwal
> Amarinder trashes Kejriwal's charges, challenges him to fight in Lambi
Earthquake of magnitude 3.6 jolts Karachi
KARACHI, Jan 17 (Agencies): A low-intensity earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale today struck several parts of this Pakistani city. The 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit the Gulshan-i-Iqbal area at 10:45 AM at a depth of 12 kilometres and its epicentre was Karachi, the MeT office said. The tremor lasted for 12 seconds but it caused no loss of life or damage to property. The tremor triggered panic and people came out of their houses and of...
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> Pak evicting Pashtun refugees to set up terror camps, selling N-weapons to rogue nations'
> Don't want to join arms race in South Asia: Pak
> ‘N Korea has enough plutonium for 10 N-bombs’
Hope lost glory of football comes back to JK: Mehbooba
JAMMU, Jan 17: Two Kashmiri young football players, Basit Ahmad and Mohammad Asrar, who are going to play for Spanish Football Cub, called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. Students of 12th standard, the two young valley footballers have been playing the game from childhood and one of them-Asrar-has even played the Santosh Trophy, Durand Cup and Indian League whileas as Basit has played the sub junior nationals and Indian League...
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> Namgyal Angchuk elected as vice president J&K Ice Hockey Association
> Imran Ansari assures full support in promoting sports activities in state
> Secy SSC announces Astroturf for College
> Winning start by JU in North Zone Football
3 inter-state road projects submitted to centre for sanction: Veeri
JAMMU, Jan 17: Minister for R&B and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri today informed the house that the government has recommended three inter-state road connectivity projects to the Centre for sanction. Replying to a question by Naresh Kumar Gupta in the upper house, the Minister said that improvement/upgradation of Bhaderwah-Chamba road has been taken up for execution at a cost of Rs 73.33 crore under Inter-State Connectivity project. ...
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> RBI raises ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 per day
> Modi replaces Gandhi on KVIC Calendar
> LMD conducts surprise inspection, imposes fine worth Rs 30300
> Consultations are not infringement of RBI's autonomy: FM
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